Researchers are embracing chaos and nonlinear physics to create insectlike gaits for tiny robots — complete with a locomotion controller to provide a brain-machine interface. The group now describes using a system of three nonlinear differential equations as a building block for central pattern generators.
Corindus said new motion automations have received FDA clearance for use in coronary and peripheral robotic-assisted procedures.
Thanks to recent design improvements in hexapod systems, automotive manufacturers requiring extremely high accuracy can reduce set-up and processing time, overall production cycle times, and ultimately the cost of operation.
RE2 Robotics’ latest patent, for a fluid rotary joint, covers a new gear and actuator combination that it said will make it easier for robots to inspect and manipulate objects underwater.
Mirmex Motor said its AI-developed electric motors and flexible circuits can make it easier to design and manufacture devices such as prosthetics and surgical robots.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, said that combining neural networks with motion-planning software will give robots the speed and skill to assist in warehouse environments.
Among the tradeoffs in designing robotic prosthetics is the one between cost and function. Unlimited Tomorrow uses innovative production methods and maxon drives to help children gain function.
Energid Technologies’ Actin software is helping Schilling Robotics’ GEMINI remotely operated underwater vehicle with more sophisticated manipulation.
As robots become more flexible and enter new industries, they need to be as precise as possible. FAULHABER MICROMO said its configurable precision drives are necessary in numerous applications.
Oriental Motor said its AZ Series Compact Driver DC input with cables provides a direct-connection motor for robotics applications.
Scientists at the University of Leeds said their development of magnet-guided, semi-autonomous robotic colonoscopy could make the procedure easier for examiners and less painful for patients.
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Kollmorgen frameless motor specialist Tom S. Wood will help robotics developers pair motors with Harmonic Drive gearboxes.
Three experts from Harmonic Drive will explain the potential benefits of advanced actuator design for robotics developers in this RoboBusiness Direct keynote.
Startup IQ Motion Control said the Vertiq 6806, its latest motor module, will help revolutionize the robotics and aerial drone industry.
Elmo Motion Control, a manufacturer of innovative motion control technologies, today announced that it is has been certified to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. This provides independent, internationally recognized assurance that Elmo complies with all regulations and laws relating to environmental protection and emergency preparedness. Granting of ISO 14001 Certification confirms Elmo’s…
ECM PCB Stator Technology is collaborating with Cone Drive to integrate their offerings for lightweight actuators suitable for precision robotics.
Boston-based startup Realtime Robotics is helping robots solve the motion planning problem by giving them collision avoidance capabilities.
The new gearheads are ideal for end-of-arm axes for small industrial and collaborative robots and general industrial machinery where weight is a critical factor.
ElectroCraft has expanded its MobilePower product family with the MPW Wheel Drive, which it said is optimized for mobile robots.
Motus Labs, a Dallas-based startup that exited stealth mode in December 2018, today commercially launched its ML1000 series of gear drives. Featuring its patented gearless M-DRIVE design, Motus Labs said the ML1000 series can improve robot performance and reduce costs for both robotics manufacturers and users. The ML1000 series has five precision drive models. Check…
Elmo Motion Control, a manufacturer of innovative motion control technologies, offers a new line of servo drives — the Platinum series of servo drives featuring advanced servo functionality and functional safety. An evolution of Elmo’s Gold line of servo drives, the new line of servo drives is designed to meet OEMs’ growing needs for safer,…
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Sony Corp. have developed an origami-inspired manipulator, the mini-RCM, which could make robotic surgery more portable.